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Friday, 4 November 2011

Hazare breaks vow of silence

NEW DELHI, 4 NOV: Mr Anna Hazare today broke his 19-day "vow of silence", saying he had done so in the interest of his own health. Seventy four-year-old Mr Hazare broke his "maun vrat" at Mahatma Gandhi's memorial Rajghat at around 7 a.m., by uttering "Bharat Mata ki Jai!" He had been observing a vow of silence since 16 October.
Mr Hazare, who had reached Delhi last night to attend a meeting of the Standing Committee on Lokpal Bill, said: “My vow of silence was not directed against any person or party. After 12-day hunger strike at Ram Lila Maidan, my health weakened. So, there was no other way than taking a vow of silence.
“I am feeling better bow. My blood pressure and weight are back to normal. We have to fight for the Lokpal (Bill) and corruption. I have regained a new strength to fight. I am ready to fight,” he said. Mr Hazare had started his "maun vrat" at his native village in Maharashtra. Team Anna had got engulfed in a series of controversies including financial misconduct, during Mr Hazare's 19-day "maun vrat".
Last week, he held a meeting with prominent members in Ralegan Siddhi during which it was decided that the anti-corruption movement would have a constitution and its core members would have to adhere to certain norms. Mr
Hazare has threatened to launch another hunger strike if a strong Lokpal Bill is not passed in Parliament's winter session.


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